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School is open today - Tuesday. Pencelli students and staff arrived at 4pm yesterday.

Welcome to St Mary's C.E. Middle School

Thank you for visiting the website for St. Mary's C.E. Middle School. We are a 9-13 middle school situated on the outskirts of Puddletown, a small village in the beautiful Dorset countryside. We are a church school with an ethos built on the core Christian values of respect, forgiveness, justice, uniqueness, equality and acceptance.

Our aim is to give every pupil the chance to achieve their God given potential in all areas of their life and we are proud to have been assessed as an outstanding church school in our last two Church of England inspections. We expect the highest standards in both academic work and behaviour and we place our children at the centre of everything we do.

The pupils, staff and governors are very proud of our school and we hope that this website will allow you to see why. We look forward to having the opportunity to meet you in person.


MUSIC 2016/2017 

  Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8
Autumn    1  

Understanding the conventions

of rounds and ostinato

Understanding the conventions of pentatonic compositions

Learning how Baroque, Classical,

Romantic composers used combinations of instruments

for their music

Blues music   
Autumn 2 Understanding the conventions of music for an occasion (Ode to Joy) Understanding the concepts of semitone and the chromatic scale


how songs can be written for a special occasion

Spring 1 Understanding the conventions of African Music Understanding the conventions of the Baroque period to the present day Understanding the conventions of protest songs Major and Minor chords
Spring 2   Understanding the conventions of musicals    
Summer 1     Understanding the conventions of protest music  
Summer 2        


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